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Fort Collins, Colorado, Horsetooth Reservoir Destination Wedding

October 24, 2019

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Fort Collins, Colorado Destination Wedding | Horsetooth Reservoir


Nate proposed to me the weekend of my birthday in 2016. He took me to breakfast and when we got home he gave me an envelope which told me to get ready for the day. That envelope led me to another envelope which always was being held by a family member or dear friend to us. The envelopes also had a picture in them which were truly special. It was a giant scavenger hunt around the city which led me to different spots that meant something special to us. The final clue was one of the bridges on the canal in Indianapolis, where he was with the final clue and got down on one knee. Obviously, I said YESS! — MacKenzie

It’s amazing how things work out. It’s like God knows all the envelopes you will be led to, who will be holding it and when you’ll get to each one. He truly has a plan for each and every one of us and for me to have the opportunity to shoot this wedding, a lot of things had to go just the way they did for it to happen.

I have known Nate since college and we’ve been good friends for a while now! But if I hadn’t fallen in love with his cousin, we may not have stayed that close of friends. Nate and Kenzie were engaged for a little while and a year into my photography career, they ask me to shoot their wedding IN COLORADO! It was like they were just waiting for me to be the one to shoot their wedding! (haha doubtful) But anyway, I was BEYOND thrilled and absolutely honored. I remember when I thanked them over and over, Nate said, “I mean, we wouldn’t really want anyone else.”

These two are some of the most adventurous people I know (Check out their outdoorsy engagement session here!) and it completely made sense when they said they wanted to have a Fort Collins destination wedding. Kenzie is not a girlie-girl and Nate is a very simple man who really just wanted to marry the girl of his dreams.

Fort Collins showered their day with the most glorious weather. We scouted out the location for the nuptials the night before and it was almost like this spot was made for weddings because it was out on this little ledge just big enough for about 25 people with a great view in the background. The sun was shining bright, my best friend, Nikki, had the music queued and we all gathered as they read their own vows and committed a lifetime to each other in front of friends and family. After the ceremony, we all headed out to New Belgium Brewery for post-wedding beers and enjoy the celebration of two becoming one!

Mr. and Mrs. Rudicel, it was truly an honor to be part of your day and I thank you again for letting me join. I hope you enjoy reliving your day through your images and enjoy the rest of your honeymoon! Cheers!

Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

When you’re climbing a small mountain to get married, you’re not wearing stilettos!

Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

As mentioned above, my bestie with the jams haha

Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer
Horsetooth Reservoir Fort Collins Colorado Destination Wedding Rose Courts Photography Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

Ceremony | Horsetooth Reservoir

“Reception” | New Belgium Brewing

Bridal Gown + Bridesmaids Dresses | Ivry Lane

Florals | Paul Wood Florist

Thanks for reading!

xo, Court

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  1. Michael Moberg says:

    crazy question, but my fiance and I were looking at scheduling a wedding at Horsetooth. Did you reserve a location, or just show up early to save the spot?

  2. Mandy says:

    Wow!! What a great destination wedding Courtney!!These are great!

  3. Vivian says:

    How exciting for this to be your first destination wedding! You did a wonderful job, and the location was stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ashley says:

    These are AMAZING! I love the color and tone of these!

  5. Carianne says:

    These are so beautiful! You rocked that full sun!!

  6. Jen says:

    OMGOSH! These are beautiful! What a stunning wedding in a gorgeous location!

  7. Hayley says:

    I am SO happy you got to travel and photograph a wedding – you did so amazing!!

  8. Jordyn says:

    What a beautiful place for a wedding! Great work 🙂

  9. Alisha says:

    Lovely Venue! And that scenery!!!<3 I love the way you made the light work in your favor, these are stunning!

  10. Mandy says:

    Wow! What a beautiful location and couple!

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